The Braves playing the Dodgers for the National League pennant brings back memories of 1982.
Just arrived in Atlanta, living in a small apartment in Little Five Points and expecting our first child, we turned into Braves fans watching them unexpectedly win the Western Division title over the Dodgers, their biggest rivals.
Now, the Braves of Dale Murphy, Bob Horner and Phil Niekro have turned into the Braves of Freddie Freeman, Ronald Acuna Jr. and Max Fried. Generations come and go, but the game remains.
Because of the coronavirus, the teams will be sequestered in Arlington, Texas, with no travel and few fans.
It'll be strange to see the Dodgers not playing in their fabled home stadium, where the late afternoon California sun casts a giant shadow, haunting opposing hitters with the memory of Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Orel Hershiser.
Both teams will be far from home, playing in an unknown American League stadium.
But even in this Covid-19 season, the series will be special, reminding us that baseball is timeless.